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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Did You Know Bette Midler Contributed Lyrics To Dr. John’s Classic Hit “Right Place, Wrong Time”? (Video Included) – One Of My All Time Favorite Songs!

Offbear Magazine
300 Songs For 300 Years: Keyboardists
MAY 9, 2018by: BRETT MILANO

Jerry Wexler, Bette Midler, and Dr John

“Right Place, Wrong Time”
Dr. John, 1973

This track was a high-water mark for New Orleans music in the ’70s, putting Dr. John, Allen Toussaint and the Meters into the Top Ten at once (the single peaked at number nine). Unlike all other Dr. John albums, the two he made with Toussaint (In the Right Place and Desitively Bonnaroo) were full collaborations that featured Rebennack mainly just as writer and singer; the funky electric piano on this song was Toussaint and the Meters provided the groove (the guitar solo was a New York session guy, David Spinozza). The Doctor had some high-profile help with the lyrics pf this song: According to his autobiography, Bob Dylan came up with “I was on the right trip, but it must have been the wrong car”; Bette Midler followed with “My head was in a bad place, I don’t know what it’s there for”; Texas legend Doug Sahm kicked some words in as well. The daring-for-the-charts line about “the right vein, must have been the wrong arm” was apparently Rebennack’s own. He also claimed that the line about “needing a little brain salad surgery” (yes, the line Emerson, Lake & Palmer borrowed for an album title) was Ninth Ward neighborhood slang for oral sex, but it’s hard to imagine anybody else dreaming that one up. Read More

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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Bette, Darlene Love, Other Inductees Perform At Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Awards

Los Angeles Times/Pop And Hiss
Live from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony: Tom Waits, Dr. John, Darlene Love, Alice Cooper and Neil Diamond celebrate in New York
March 14, 2011 | 10:16 pm

Now into its second quarter-century, its rebellious youth largely a memory and its adolescence rapidly receding into the past, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s annual induction ceremony canonized Neil Diamond, the Alice Cooper band, Tom Waits, Dr. John and Darlene Love as its newest performer honorees on Monday night at the Waldorf Astoria in Manhattan. Read More

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Monday, March 14, 2011

Bette Tippy Toes To The Podium

Rolling Stone
By J. Edward Keyes
MARCH 14, 2011 10:10 PM ET

Appropriately, the 26th Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductions began Monday night with an eye cast firmly toward the past. The evening’s first inductee, Dr. John, who inductor John Legend described as “a living link to the New Orleans of Dixieland” – ran through a long list of those whose tutelage had made him who he was – a list that included New Orleans greats like Professor Longhair and Huey “Piano” Smith. After a few minutes, though, he thought the better of it, wryly and jokingly concluding, “If I didn’t mention you – too bad! What’s important is that music is a blessing.” (He was just as salty backstage: when asked by a reporter where he got his shoes, he shot back, “The pimp store.”) Read More

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